Find a
Support Group

 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS ALL IN-PERSON SUPPORT GROUPS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED.

Online Virtual Support Groups and our 24/7 Stress Line are still available.

 

Virtual Support Groups

Mother and Baby
Parenting Group for Parents working with Department of Children and Family Services I (DCF)

Thu Noon-1pm EST (Open) - Facilitator Joel

This online parenting support group is for parents that are working with the Department of Children and Family Services. Meet and speak with other parents that are working through their action plans in hopes for reunification with their children. Certificates and letters of attendance awarded after attending 8 weeks of classes.

Kids Food Truck
Parenting Group for Parents working with Department of Children and Family Services II (DCF)

Fri 5pm-6pm EST (Open) - Facilitator Maria

This online parenting support group is for parents that are working with the Department of Children and Family Services. Meet and speak with other parents that are working through their action plans in hopes for reunification with their children. Certificates and letters of attendance awarded after attending 8 weeks of classes.

Study Groups
Parenting Teenagers
Support Group

Fri Noon-1:00pm EST (Open) - Facilitator Richie

This parenting group is for parents of children between the ages of 13-18 who are struggling
with challenges that this age group brings to parenting. Connect with other parents that share your frustrations and get the support and feedback you need to help yourself and your children

manage this challenging time in both of your lives.

Laptop and Phone
Lunch and Learn Online
Parenting Group 

Fri Noon-1pm EST (Open) - Facilitator Jen

Parenting is the hardest job in the world. At times the challenges and struggles get overwhelming and creates a lot of stress and frustration for parents. Do you need to get some feedback to your questions? Do you need help with steps to take to reduce stress so you can parent better? Take your lunch and come and join our community.

Autism Therapy
Online Support Group for Parents
with Teens with Special Needs

Wed Noon-1:00pm EST (Open) - Facilitators Sara & Lori

Parenting during a pandemic is hard.  Parenting a teen with special needs during these stressful times often feels impossible.  This online group is for anyone who is raising a teenager who has special needs, whether those needs are behavioral, emotional, learning, physical, or medical.

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Single Parents
Support Group

Wed 7pm-8pm EST (Open) - Facilitators Bei & Sandy

This group is for parents that are parenting a child on their own. Speak with other parents that share the challenges that most single parents have and get advice, feedback and discover resources to help you manage this challenging parenting role.

Working From Home
Meetup Monday
Parenting Connection 

Mon 6:00-7:00pm EST (Open) - Facilitator Colleen

You just finished dinner, got the kids settled with their homework and you feel physically and emotionally drained. What a Monday! At times, the challenges and struggles get overwhelming and creates a lot of stress and frustration for parents so why not finish your Monday on a positive note and connect with other parents to see that you are not alone.

Working From Home
Informal Social
Parenting Group

Mon 6:30-7:30pm EST (Open) - Facilitator Tanya

We’ll check in with each other, show support, share survival tips, talk about important topics, and have a laugh during this stressful, new-normal world we are living in.
Kids crying in the background or making silly faces in the camera are welcome!

Pajamas encouraged!

 

Community (In-Person) Support Groups

 

We request that you contact the group facilitator prior to attending your first 

meeting so that we know to expect you. Facilitator contact information is provided for each group.

Boston
Boston
Metro

ROXBURY

Family Resource Center​​

56 Dimock Street (entrance is the green door on the lower right hand side of the building)

Roxbury, MA

Wednesdays

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Chris • ‪617-299-0614

MATTAPAN - not open to the public

JOELYN'S FAMILY HOME - not open to the public

SUFFOLK COUNTY HOUSE OF CORRECTION = not open to the public

Surburban Street
Greater
Boston

DEDHAM - temporarily virtual

Stop & Shop (Upstairs Conference Room)

170 Providence Highway

Dedham, MA 02026

(served by public transportation 35, 34E and 52 buses)

Mondays 6:30-8pm

Contact Richie • 617-926-5008 x 108

NEWTON 

Brigham House

20 Hartford St.

Wednesdays (childcare available) 7:00-8:00 pm

Contact Bei• 617-396-7565

​MA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION NORFOLK - not open to the public

 

QUINCY

Wollaston Church of the Nazarene

37 E. Elm Ave ( use entrance on Wendell Street)

Thursdays 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Room 114)

Contact Nancy • 781-331-3125

Highway
Metro West
Boston

MIDDLESEX HOUSE OF CORRECTION - not open to public

WALTHAM

Brandeis University

415 South St, Waltham, MA

Tuesdays

7:15-9:00 pm

Contact Marcia • 617-926-5008 x 108

At the Beach
Southeast
Massachusetts

BRISTOL COUNTY HOUSE OF CORRECTION - not open to the public

FALL RIVER

Family Resource Center

45 Rock Street, Fall River, MA

2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Contact Jaime • 617-926-5008 x108

PLYMOUTH COUNTY HOUSE OF CORRECTION - not open to the public

 

NANTUCKET

Nantucket Community School

56 Centre Street, Nantucket, MA

Tuesdays

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Contact Suzanne F. • 508-332-9823

Forest Hike
Northeast
Massachusetts

GLOUCESTER - temporarily virtual

Family Enrichment Programs

29 Emerson Ave.

Tuesdays (childcare & transportation available)

5:15 - 6:30 pm

Contact Tanya • 978-281-2400 x 5382

 

LAWRENCE - Spanish - #1

Family Resource Center

1 Union Street, Suite 104

Thursdays

10:00-12:00 noon

Contact Richie • 617-926-5008 x108

LAWRENCE - Spanish - #2

Family Youth Initiative/PATCH

130 Parker St.

Wednesdays

10:00-12:00 noon

Contact Grace • 978-332-8250

Parents and Child
Western
Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD

Bay Meadow Apartments - Community Room

100 Baymeadow Road, Springfield MA

1st & 3rd Thursday

10:00 - 11:00 am (Bi-weekly)

Contact Lisa R • 413-733-3316

 

PITTSFIELD - temporarily virtual

Family Resource Center & Berkshire Children & Families

480 West Street, Pittsfield MA

Mondays

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Contact Melia H.•  413-464-5280

GREAT BARRINGTON - temporarily virtual

Family Resource Center 

141 West Ave, Great Barrington, MA

Wed

11:00am - Noon

Contact Shasta B and Chandra R •  413.528.0298

Happy Family
Central
Massachusetts

WORCESTER - registration required 617-926-5008 x106

Family Services of Central Massachusetts (Affiliated with Seven Hills)

210 Lincoln St. (Lower Level), Worcester MA 

Tuesdays

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Contact Jennifer • 508-481-0203 

PLEASE NOTE OUR GROUPS ARE NOT OPEN TO OBSERVERS
AND ARE ONLY FOR PARENTS THAT NEED SUPPORT.

For more information or if you'd like to start a parent support group in your community,

contact Richie at richie@parentshelpingparents.org or 617-926-5008, ext 106.